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Obituaries

  • March 4, 2008, obituaries

    James Richard Barker

    James Richard Barker, 66, formerly of Harriman, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Republic of Pohnpei Federated States of Micronesia in the South Pacific.

    He was a graduate of Harriman High School and East Tennessee State University.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Jim and Connie Barker.

    Survivors include his wife, Nopulo of Pohnpei; sons, Shane and Jimmy of Dunn, N.C.; daughters, Sheila of Olympia, Wash., and Sherri of Pohnpei; sister, Sheila Barker Thompson of Havre de Grace, Md.; and eight grandchildren.

  • March 3, 2008 obituaries

    Mamie Floyd Liggett

    Mamie Floyd Liggett, 95, of Kingston, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.

    A devout Christian who was known by many as "Mother Liggett,” or “Miss Mamie," she was a faithful overseer of Kingston Church of God in Kingston, which she helped establish more than 50 years ago with her late husband.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Gilbert Liggett; mother, Georgia Callahan; father, Bob Callahan; daughters, Elizabeth Henry and Dorothy Ross; and son, Arthur Tate.

  • Feb. 29, 2008, obituaries

    Frank Elbert Freytag

    Frank Elbert Freytag, 69, of Wartburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Born July 31, 1938, in Wartburg, he was a lifelong resident of the area and was of the Baptist faith.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Lydia Freytag; brothers, Jackie and Larry Freytag; son, Tommy Freytag; and granddaughter, Emily Freytag.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, Morgan County obituaries

    Leroy 'Sonny' Brock, 67

    Leroy 'Sonny' Brock, 67 of Crossville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Marie Davis.

    Mr. Brock is survived by his wife and partner of 32 years, Joyce Ann Brock; three sons, Allen, Terry and Timothy; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Mark Burke; two step-sons, John and Robert Dodge; two step-daughters, Susanne White and Beverly Dodge; brother, Charles Davis and wife Karen; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

  • Feb. 28, 2008, obituaries

    Jay Jiles

    Jay Jiles, 91, of Rockwood, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from the city of Rockwood.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, obituaries

    Margie Blanche Angel Godboldt

    Margie Blanche Angel Godboldt, 75, of Rockwood, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    A faithful member of Trinity Word of Faith Worship Center, she moved to the area 20 years ago from Alabama.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Godboldt; and brothers, Johnny, Aubrey, Orba Lee and James Angel.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, obituaries

    James 'Bernie' Brown

    James "Bernie" Brown, 68 of Kingston, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    A retired painter, he was a member of Painters Union Local 437.

    He was preceded in death by parents, James and Nellie Greene Brown.

    Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Sonya Evette and Duane Stout of Harriman and Elizabeth Bolden of Kingston; grandchildren, Zack Brown, Madison Bolden, Emma Bolden, Michael Stout and Donovan Stout.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, obituaries

    Leon Wesley

    Leon Wesley, 74, of Oakdale, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Born May 23, 1933, in Ansel, Ky., he moved to Tennessee in 1965. He was a longtime member of Pine Orchard Baptist Church, Oakdale. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who was employed with Morgan County Recycling Center and was retired from the construction industry.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, obituaries

    Howard Wayne Phillips

    Howard Wayne Phillips, 83, of Kingston, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    A member of Kingston First Baptist Church, he was retired from Union Carbide with 40 years of service. He loved sports, especially basketball, playing golf and fishing. His real joy was singing gospel music. He was a member of the Enthusiastics Band, which won the Tennessee Volunteer Award and performed at nursing homes, churches and various other charity functions.

  • Feb. 23, 2008, obituaries

    James Ruben Cooley

    James Ruben Cooley, 52, of Oliver Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at his home.

    Born April 18, 1955, in Dayton, Ohio, he had lived in Oliver Springs since 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War who had 12 years of military service in various locations, including Germany and Honduras. He was a disabled diesel mechanic who had been employed with both Buddy Gregg Motor Homes and Truck Stops of America.